Mega Millions jackpot at $449M for Wednesday’s drawing

(WSPA) The third largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions – $449 million – may be awarded after Tuesday night’s drawing.

South Carolinians can purchase Mega Millions tickets until 10:00 p.m. The drawing will be held Tuesday at 11:00 p.m.

If someone wins the top prize, they can select from a cash option of $313 million or the full amount paid out over 30 annual payments. Mega Millions is played in 44 states including both Carolinas and Georgia.

The odds of winning it are about 1 in 259 million. South Carolina has yet to produce a Mega Millions jackpot win.

Another big prize will be on the line Wednesday night. The current Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $257 million.

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